Name: Dr. Mpho P. Ngoepe


Dr Mpho P. Ngoepe completed his PhD in chemistry at Rhodes University focusing on the pulmonary drug delivery system for paediatric administration of Tuberculosis (TB) drugs. His MSc (Med) (Cum Laude) in pharmaceutics was completed at the University of the Witwatersrand focusing on designing an implantable biosensor for cholesterol detection and drug release. His undergraduate was also completed at the University of the Witwatersrand majoring in Genetics & Developmental Biology and Microbiology and Biotechnology. Over the years he has acquired skills in cell biology, bioinformatics, nanotechnology, polymer science, organic and inorganic chemistry, and computational chemistry. Through multidisciplinary skills, research interests range from the synthesis of novel pharmaceutical compounds to and fabrication of nanomaterials for drug delivery and diagnostics.


  • PhD (Chemistry) - RU
  • MSc (Med) (Pharmaceutics) - Wits
  • BSc (Hons) (Genetics) - Wits
  • BSc (Genetics & Microbiology) - Wits


Scientific Domain

Natural Sciences


Research Field

Nanomedicine, drug discovery, natural products


Field of Specialization

Nanotechnology, polymer science, medicinal chemistry, computational chemistry, computer aided drug discovery.